Sass, I and Goetz, AE (2012) Geothermal reservoir characterization: a thermofacies concept. Terra Nova, 24 (2). 142 -147. ISSN 0954-4879

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The thermofacies concept is based on new measurements of about 11 000 plug samples drilled from sedimentary rocks and investigated at TU Darmstadt from 2007 to 2011. Some hundred representative thin sections were analysed for facies interpretation. The thermofacies concept was developed for low and mid enthalpy geothermal systems linked to graben settings and deep sedimentary basins located in Central Europe. The understanding of the spatio‐temporal development of sedimentary facies within a specific geothermal exploration area may contribute to establish integrated structural 3D reservoir models. Thus, thermofacies – the facies dependence of geothermal parameters – become a key feature for reservoir prognosis, reservoir stimulation and efficient reservoir utilization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 10:46
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 11:44

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